12 Mar 2021

NREC meets and seats new member and elects officers

SPRINGFIELD, IL March 12, 2021. The Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) held its board meeting on March 10 in Bloomington, Il.  During the course of the meeting, a new board member was seated, another retired and elections for officers were held.

David Wessel of Chandlerville, Ill. was named to the board to represent the Illinois Soybean Association.  Wessel raises corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, and hay on his no-till farm. He has been involved with the Clear Lake Drainage District, Cass Morgan County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Farm Bureau. Wessel also serves as an at-large director for the Illinois Soybean Association.

Don Guinnip was elected treasurer of the NREC Executive Committee and serves along with Jeff Kirwan, Chairman; Ed Corrigan, Vice-Chair; and Chuck Cawley, Secretary.

Wessel replaces Jenny Mennenga who was treasurer and whose terms limits had been met. “Jenny has been a great asset to the organization, bringing a soybean farmer’s perspective to the table. We thank her for her service to NREC,” Jeff Kirwan said.

23 Feb 2021

Cover crops and tillage effects on carbon-nitrogen pools: A lysimeter study

Singh et al. Cover crops and tillage effects on carbon nitrogen pools A lysimeter study 2021

Drs. Karl Williard, Jon Schoonover of Southern Illinois University and Gurbir Singh and Gurpreet Kaur from the Delta Research and Extension Center at Mississippi State University had their original research published in Vadose Zone Journal, published by the Soil Science Society of America.

14 Aug 2020

LaSalle County hosts virtual field day

July 21, 2020

David and Jim Isermann share research on their farm using struvite as an alternative to traditional phosphorus field applications. Partners from Farm Bureau, Isermann Farms, University of Illinois, Illinois NREC and Soil Health Partnership all play a role in studying the Isermanns’ LaSalle County plot. Scroll down for the videos at this link: http://www.ilfb.org/lasalle